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T FORMER PROS COMING TO LANDFALL
HE LANDFALL LEGENDS OF TENNIS TOURNAMENT returns
this year after a two-year hiatus. The Sept. 14-15 event
features eight former professional players, including Mardy
Fish, who was ranked as high as No. 7 in the world. Fish
won 14 Association of Tennis Professionals tour events and earned a sil-ver
medal in singles at the 2004 Summer Olympics in Athens, Greece.
THE MANDIE PHILLIPS MEMORIAL FOUNDATION
pros scheduled to
Bret Garnett, and
“Dual Hand” Luke
Branson Best, David Best, and Matt Best with
Jensen, known for
a 31-pound wahoo caught at the 2017 Mandie
Phillips Memorial Fishing Tournament.
Each player was
recruited by Landfall tennis instructor Charlie Owens, a former pro himself.
The tournament always proves to be one of Landfall’s most popular events, drawing
in hundreds of people each year.
“It’s an amazing event for tennis lovers all over the greater Wilmington area. It’s
really just great tennis to watch,” says tournament co-chair Beth Adams.
The tournament was on hold while the Landfall Drysdale Sports Complex underwent
construction, starting in September 2016. The renovation includes a pro shop and a
youth tennis center.
All proceeds go to the Landfall Foundation grants program, which provides financial
support to local nonprofits in the areas of the arts, health and welfare, and education.
WBM FILE PHOTO
Since 1995, the foundation has given away over $4.2 million to
local museums, hospitals, and schools. — Brooklyn Owens
Olympic silver medalist Mardy Fish (left)
is coming to town for the resumption of
the annual Legends of Tennis Tournament
at Landfall. Former World No. 1 Lindsay
Davenport (above) is shown playing in
the 2014 event.
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WBM september 2018